Two cases of primary intrapulmonary hyalinizing spindle cell tumor with giant rosettes are presented. The patients are one woman and one man ages 37 and 42 years respectively. Both patients presented with non-specific symptoms of cough, dyspnea, and chest pain. Imaging revealed the presence of an intrapulmonary mass. One tumor was located in the left lower lobe while the other tumor was in the right upper lobe. Both patients underwent lobectomy. The tumors ranged from 2.4 to 3.0 cm in greatest dimension and were characterized by the presence of a bland spindle cell proliferation with areas of hyalinization and the presence of the so-called giant rosettes. Immunohistochemical stains were performed and the spindle cell component show positive staining for vimentin and negative staining for Bcl-2, CD34, STAT6, p40. Keratin immunohistochemical stain highlighted the entrapped alveolar epithelium while S-100 protein showed weak focal staining in the spindle cells. Both patients have remained alive and well without evidence of recurrence or metastasis for a period of 6 to 14 months post-surgical resection. The cases herein presented highlight the ubiquitous distribution of this tumor and underscores the importance of keeping this particular tumor in the differential diagnosis of spindle cell tumors of the lung.
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- Giant rosettes
- Hyalinizing spindle cell tumor